noun, plural clep·sy·dras, clep·sy·drae [klep-si-dree] /ˈklɛp sɪˌdri/.
Origin of clepsydra
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Historical Examples of clepsydra
They had but two measures of time—the clepsydra, or water-clock, and the sun-dial.Our Little Lady
Emily Sarah Holt
Like the sun-dial and the clepsydra, the hour-glass is older than we know.
The principle is the same as that of the simplest form of clepsydra.
The Djyotisha also teaches the art of constructing a clepsydra, or water-clock.
The water-clock, or clepsydra, has been known to the Chinese for centuries.China and the Chinese
Herbert Allen Giles